Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are placing an increasing burden on health systems around the globe. What’s more, they contribute to over 65 per cent of medical cases in Kenyan hospitals.
That notwithstanding, Denmark-based Kenyan Olympian Evans Ashira Oure believes such complications can be a thing of the past with proper guidance on fitness and culture change.
“We can prevent these diseases by making small changes in people’s behaviour. The health benefits are there, they are real, they are measured and are cost effective,” said Oure, who savoured several sparring sessions with pound-for-pound pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr at Palm Beach, Florida in his days at Don King’s stable.
So what has “The African Warrior” been up to after hanging up his gloves in 2008?
Upon retirement from the ring in Denmark, Oure’s daily grind has revolved around promoting healthy living amongst active and retired sports personalities as well as individuals from the